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The 2017 Rockefeller University Neuroscience Retreat

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Neuroscience Retreat is now open. Please complete the form below to reserve your spot.

The retreat will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9:30am-9pm at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills in Westchester County, New York. The goal of the retreat is to provide an informal atmosphere to foster scientific and social interactions among the Rockefeller neuroscience community. We are excited to announce that Dr. Sheena Josselyn has accepted our invitation to give the plenary lecture at this year's retreat. Dr. Josselyn is a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at the Hospital for Sick Children, and an Associate Professor in the departments of Psychology, Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada. She is known for her work on mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval. 

The retreat will also feature talks from two Rockefeller faculty members. Short talks by students and postdocs will be selected from submitted abstracts. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 27, 2017, and you will be notified by April 10, 2017 if your abstract has been selected for a short talk. We will not be having a poster session this year.

The beautiful grounds of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture will be open during free time for self-guided tours. There will be several breaks during the day for you to enjoy the surroundings.

Please register as early as possible because this event is very popular and fills quickly. We maintain a waiting list once the limit of 150 registered attendees has been reached. Also, if you require transportation to/from the retreat, please request a bus seat below. There is unlimited on-site free parking. Bus transportation and the cost of the retreat will be sponsored by the University.

If you registered but are unable to attend, please send an email to by Monday, April 15, 2017 to cancel your participation. Cancellations without an explanation, such as medical or family emergency, sent to us after April 15, 2017 will result in a $300 charge to your personal or laboratory account.

For further information about the retreat, including the preliminary schedule, please consult the Neuroscience Retreat web page at

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